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  • Writer's pictureLinda Peterson

Building Resilience

Updated: Apr 13, 2022

Just for a moment, think about what challenges, struggles and adversities you have faced over your lifetime? At the time they happened you may have wondered how you would survive them, yet you did. No one escapes life's large and small challenges. Even those people whose lives appear "perfect" from our perspective, face the same human struggles--often far more difficult than our own. So how do we keep moving forward when life is really tough? In a word--resilience!

Resilience is simply our ability to bounce back after a hardship or trauma. It is an essential part of living a happy, healthy life physically, emotionally and spiritually. Resilience is like a muscle--it can be strengthened. So how do we go about building our resilience muscle? Here are four things that resilient people do.


Surround yourself with people who encourage, uplift, honor and respect you. These are the people who will be there for you when you need them most--and you will do the same for them.


Self-care is not self-indulgence. Make the health of your mind, body and spirit a top priority and begin now. It is never too early or too late to show yourself some love and compassion.


Positivity and negativity are both contagious, so be aware of where you place your attention. Do you look for the good in people and life or do you allow yourself to be pulled into negativity and become a victim? You always have the choice to look for the good.


We are here to learn from our experiences, good and bad, and there are lessons in every situation we encounter. By looking for the lessons and building our resilience, we can move forward and create a better future for ourselves, our loved ones and our world. You are much stronger than you think!

Blessings and Be Well,

Coach Linda

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